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If you've ever wondered what a prequel to "The Wizard of Oz" might look like, you have the answer in Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" — and just think, it only took 74 years to arrive.
Of course, "Oz" isn't the only classic film that's ever begged for an origin story, and with the help of our talented pal Old Red Jalopy, we know how "Gone With the Wind," "Casablanca" and more might have looked in earlier incarnations.
Behold, five prequels to film classics:
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"I think 'Being There' was so muted and so... there was a tone that movie struck that I had never seen before in a movie. It was so gentle and kind yet thought provoking. I thought it was very smart and I thought his portrayal of that character was brilliant.
"'Dr. Strangelove,' again, very silly but at the same time incredibly dark subject matter. Again, thought provoking... the things they got away with in that movie were astounding. So indicative of that period in history, too. Something that gives you chills and makes you laugh at the same time is pretty amazing."
"Probably 'Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,' because my first wife thought it was such a horrible film. She was 10 years older than I was and she thought it was an almost religious insult to allow the atomic bomb to go off and ride it down.
"She didn’t think it was funny. She was horrified by it."